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July 18th, 2012

I noticed the old and long time-vacant Desmond O’Mally’s/Metro 9/Big Papi’s is finally getting demolished.  I have no idea what will be replacing it, I only found a permit from the town for demolition and nothing else, but I think it’s a good idea to just level the building and start over.


  1. I think I heard somewhere, at some point, that it is/was supposed to be an Outback Steakhouse….booooo!

    Comment by Jesse July 18, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

  2. Outback wouldn’t be a horrible option considering the numerous chain restaurants Framingham has.

    However, I actually heard from a friend that it is supposed to be an “upscale” Chinese / Sushi type place. Family owned, apparently the family has a location in Western MA as well. From what my friend said, the place out west is thought very highly of. I’m excited about that. The family that supposedly owns it is the Lin family, but I don’t know what the name of the place they have is.

    Comment by Uncle Jesse July 18, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  3. Always wondered why Desmond’s closed in the first place. When I was in my 20’s we hung out there a lot and it always seemed packed.

    Comment by Mike D July 23, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  4. I wish we had a Texas Roadhouse here in Framingham!!!

    Comment by Edgar R July 24, 2012 @ 8:02 am

  5. is saying it will be an Outback with a few other retail spots open.

    Comment by Edgar R July 25, 2012 @ 11:19 am

  6. any idea what is going to happen to the Buggaboo Creek site?

    Comment by Rob July 25, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

  7. They had to tear down the building because it was built half in Framingham and half in Natick – they’ve had zoning problems for a long time.

    Comment by Mindy July 29, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

  8. Desmond’s unfortunately had to change over to more of a restaurant offering. The afterwork crowd and college kids just weren’t making enough money on drinks alone. Most bars don’t make a lot of money off beer, but rather hard liqour, shots and food. Desmonds wasn’t getting enough food traffic. But it was best bar in the area.

    Comment by Charles July 30, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  9. When we first moved to Framingham we used to go to the restaurant that used to be in that location. I believe it was named Capucino’s (I think). Full scale Italian style restaurant – I remember it being quite good.

    Comment by Joe July 31, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

  10. There’s another building they need to tear down, which is the former lumber site near saxonville.

    Hopefully, they would put in a decent ice cream stand there.

    Comment by James August 15, 2012 @ 8:45 am

  11. what is the status with the MT,Wayte plaza ? I heard Market basket wanted to demolish that mall and replace it with a large store.

    Comment by FRANK g August 16, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

  12. I always wanted an Outback here, unfortunately their level of quality has hit the skids lately.

    But Texas Roadhouse? I’m listening!

    Comment by Tarl August 16, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

  13. Oh how I wish the Mt. Wayte plaza would be razed to the ground. With Framingham St. nearby, you’d think there’d be some demand for some hip places over there instead of the standard apartment complex and/or CVS.

    Comment by Chris August 20, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  14. I’m happy to hear this place is getting some love and attention. If they are doing a full demolition perhaps it is going to be something other than a restaurant. Im excited to see the developments…i bet it will be done by the holidays.

    Comment by Alex August 29, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

  15. sign outside I saw today confirms it will be an outback steak house

    Comment by Patrick October 13, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

  16. Outback: just more boring corporate chain food. The newer Outbacks have a smaller footprint, so it won’t look quite as empty once they open.

    Bugaboo Creek is going to become a Boston Beer Works. Finally, some competition for John Harvard’s.

    Who wants a Texas Roadhouse? Have you ever been to one? I have and I wasn’t impressed. More cookie cutter corporate menu offerings.

    Comment by Kevin October 16, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

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